Latest Ichiro Suzuki Stories

2009-10-03 23:57:46

Ryan Rowland-Smith and three relievers combined on a seven-hitter Saturday, leading Seattle's 2-1 win over the Texas Rangers. Seattle runs scored on a solo homer by Ken Griffey Jr. in the bottom of the fourth and an RBI single by Franklin Gutierrez in the fifth. Ichiro Suzuki had three hits and Josh Wilson two for the Mariners, who have won four of five. Jose Lopez went 1-for-4, extending his hitting streak to 12 games. Rowland-Smith (5-4) gave up a run and six hits in 6 2/3 innings before...

2009-09-22 21:52:30

Jose Lopez homered in the eighth inning Tuesday to give the Seattle Mariners a 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Tampa Bay was eliminated from postseason contention. Ichiro Suzuki had a two-run homer for the Mariners, who got their fifth win in their last six games. Adrian Beltre also drove in a run for Seattle. B.J. Upton drove in two runs for the Rays, whose four-game winning streak ended. Jason Bartlett also drove in a run for Tampa Bay. Neither starter got a decision. Ryan...

2009-09-19 00:13:20

Ichiro Suzuki hit a two-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning Friday, giving Seattle a 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees. New York took a 2-1 lead into the ninth inning and Mariano Rivera came on in a bid to pick up his 41st save. Rivera (3-3) seemed to have the game wrapped up when he struck out Jack Hannahan and Mike Carp to open the ninth. In the span of just two pitches, however, Seattle came from behind. Mike Sweeney hit Rivera's first offering to center for a double and...

2009-09-18 00:20:25

Ichiro Suzuki singled in Ryan Langerhans from second with one away in the 14th inning Thursday, giving Seattle a 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Chicago had a three-run lead heading into the seventh, but Adrian Beltre hit a solo homer in that inning and the Mariners tied it in the ninth on home runs by Jose Lopez and Bill Hall. Seattle was down to its final out when Hall hit his blast, his eighth of the season. Chicago put two runners on with two out in the 12th, but failed to take...

2009-09-13 23:25:55

Ichiro Suzuki got is 200th hit this season Sunday as Seattle beat Texas 5-0 for a doubleheader split. An RBI single in the top of the second, Suzuki's lone hit, made him the first player in major league history to compile nine consecutive 200-hit seasons, passing the former all-time mark of eight held by Willie Keeler since 1901. Adrian Beltre hit a two-run homer, Jack Wilson and Jose Lopez added one RBI apiece, while Franklin Gutierrez had two of the eight hits for the Mariners, who won...

2009-09-13 23:31:37

Tommy Hunter's complete-game six-hitter Sunday led Texas to a 7-2 win over Seattle in the opener of a doubleheader. Hunter (8-3) gave up two runs in his 102 pitches with 11 ground ball outs and 13 on fly balls. In his first complete game, he won for the fifth time in his last six decisions. Chris Davis, David Murphy and Nelson Cruz hit solo homers and had two hits apiece. Esteban German had two hits and one RBI. Three others had one RBI for the Rangers, who have won five of six. Adrian Beltre...

2009-09-13 02:49:22

Ken Griffey Jr. went 3-for-4 and drove in two runs Saturday as Seattle's 8-3 win over Texas ended the Mariners' five-game losing streak. Ichiro Suzuki hit a double and homer, moving him to within two hits of becoming the first major league player ever to have nine straight 200-hit seasons. Franklin Gutierrez and Jack Hannahan each drove in a pair of runs for the Mariners, while Adrian Beltre batted in one. Brandon Morrow (1-4) got the win after holding Texas to five hits and three runs over...

2009-09-11 00:13:47

John Lackey threw his first shutout in two years Thursday -- his fourth against Seattle -- carrying the Los Angeles Angels to a 3-0 victory over the Mariners. Lackey (10-7) struck out seven, gave up five hits and threw 111 pitches. It was the 14th complete game and eighth shutout in Lackey's eight-year career, all of it spent with the Angels. Los Angeles won its third straight and moved five games in front of the idle Texas Rangers in the race for the American League West pennant. Torii...

2009-09-06 18:09:01

Scott Hairston's seventh-inning grand slam Sunday lifted the Oakland Athletics to a 5-2 win over the Seattle Mariners. Landon Powell also homered for the A's. Winning pitcher Gio Gonzalez (5-5) allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings. Jose Lopez and Adrian Beltre singled in the Seattle runs. Reliever Shawn Kelley (4-2), victim of Hairston's blast, was the loser. Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki collected the 2,000th hit of his major-major career, a double to right field in the first inning.

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